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"Because your business should lead to Abundance."

About Us

ThistleSea Business Development logo
"Because your business should lead to Abundance."

ThistleSea Business Development is a business coaching, strategy development, training and business services company. We offer business owners and executives custom one-on-one, face-to-face and group business coaching in western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, northern West Virginia and phone coaching across the United States. Our coaching practice is supported by resources from a network of over 100 affiliated business coaches located across the United States and Canada.

We work together with successful business owners and executives in improving the value of their business, company, department and quality of life.

Testimonials for ThistleSea Business Development

  • It’s good to have an objective person to hold you accountable, to make you do things that maybe you would not do. To look at things from a different perspective. To put some structure around what you’re doing. For me, I don’t know how anybody thinks that they can do it on their own.

    Kim KramerSVP and Financial Advisor, Legacy Wealth Solutions
  • Wendy was a tremendous resource while I was seeking employment. She provided invaluable perspective on employers’ priorities that was spot-on as I prepared for interviews. Equally important, she provided encouragement by helping me to identify my marketable skills. Wendy gets my unconditional recommendation as a coach.

    James WarmbrodtAttorney, KML Law Group PC

Our Solutions

  • Everything DiSC Workplace®

    The Everything DiSC Workplace® Profile provides participants with valuable insights that will help them better understand themselves AND others, all while offering actionable ways to strengthen their relationships in the workplace. Using a research-validated learning model, the profile offers personalized insights for participants, helping them discover how to better connect and effectively work with each other. Everything DiSC Workplace® can be used with people at any level in an organization, ultimately improving the quality of the workplace.

    With the Everything DiSC Workplace® Profile, your employees will:
    • Discover their DiSC® style
    • Understand other styles
    • Build more effective relationships
    • Explore People-Reading and Comparison Reports (Optional)

  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™

    With The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™, individuals gain insight about their team’s strengths and challenges and discover how effective communication and objective feedback transforms team culture. Powered by Everything DiSC®, the profiles help participants understand their own DiSC® style—D: Dominance, i: Influence, S: Steadiness, and C:conscientiousness—and how their style contributes to the team’s overall success.

    A productive, high-functioning team:
    • Makes better, faster decisions.
    • Taps into the skills and opinions of all members.
    • Avoids wasting time and energy on politics, confusion, and destructive conflict.
    • Avoids wasting time talking about the wrong issues and revisiting. the same topics over and over again because of a lack of buy-in.
    • Creates a competitive advantage.
    • Is more fun to be on!

Everything DiSC® Certification

Choose your learning format:

Everything DiSC Workplace® Certification

Online

Everything DiSC Workplace Certification is your best resource to gain foundational knowledge and tools for facilitating Everything DiSC. Designed with your busy schedule in mind, this online course gives you the flexibility of self-paced learning, paired with live-collaborative sessions led by Wiley’s expert trainers.

Increase your confidence and competence in delivering Everything DiSC Workplace in your organization. This course offers rigorous new content on the principles of the DiSC® model and the supporting research. During the live sessions, you will practice facilitating small groups and explore challenging scenarios that could arise during workshops. You’ll also learn how to keep Everything DiSC alive within your organization by creating a culture of DiSC and explore MyEverythingDiSC, the mobile-friendly, interactive learning portal that is exclusive to Everything DiSC.

This program Includes:

  • Four modules of self-directed and live collaborative learning (each requiring three to five hours of time per week), conducted over a four week period
  • Active knowledge checks to help participants assess how well they understand the content and to improve learning and retention
  • Final Certification exam (self-directed/graded activity)

Start your journey toward building your confidence and competence in effectively delivering Everything DiSC Workplace!

Upcoming Classes

  • July 20 – August 20, 2018

    Live session each Friday from 9:00 – 10:30am CT
  • August 13 – September 10, 2018

    Live session each Monday in Danish 2 – 3:30pm CET
  • August 23 – September 23, 2018

    Live session each Thursday from 2:00 – 3:30pm CT
  • September 28 – October 29, 2018

    Live session each Friday from 9:00 – 10:30am CT
  • September 28 – October 29, 2018

    Live session each Friday from 1:00 – 2:30pm CT
  • October 22 – November 22, 2018

    Live session each Monday in Danish 10 – 11:30am CET
  • October 22 – November 22, 2018

    Live session each Monday from 10:00 – 11:30am CT
  • November 20 – December 21, 2018

    Live session each Tuesday from 10:00 – 11:30am CT
Take the next step!
Workplace Certification

Everything DiSC® Certification

In Person

With a primary purpose to increase confidence and competence in delivering Everything DiSC Workplace®, this course offers rigorous new content on the principles of the DiSC® model and supporting research. Learners will gain the expertise and credentials needed to deliver Everything DiSC Workplace within their organization by completing online pre-work and two days of practical application led by Wiley's expert trainers.

In this course, learners will:

  • Gain expertise in the Everything DiSC model and supporting research
  • Demonstrate the ability to use the Everything DiSC Workplace reports
  • Customize the Everything DiSC Workplace program to meet specific participant needs
  • Navigate challenging scenarios that could arise during a workshop or coaching session
  • Create strategies to promote a DiSC-based culture
  • Explore MyEverythingDiSC®, a mobile-friendly, interactive learning portal that is exclusive to the Everything DiSC product suite

Upon successful completion of the course, learners will receive the credential of Certified Everything DiSC Workplace facilitator.  

Upcoming Classes

  • June 26 – June 27, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • July 31 – August 01, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • September 11 – September 12, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • September 11 – September 12, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in London
  • October 09 – October 10, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • November 13 – November 14, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • December 12 – December 13, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Copenhagen
Take the next step!
Workplace Certification

Showcases

Be my guest at an Everything DiSC showcase. Take an in-depth look into Everything DiSC Productive Conflict and experience exercises from the program. You’ll also receive a complimentary assessment code to generate your individual profile. Select a city below to learn more.

Featured Skills

  • Executive Coaching
  • Business Coaching
  • Family-Owned Business Coaching
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Strategic Planning
  • D style

    People with this style are direct. They're outspoken with their opinions and aren't afraid to be forceful.

    C style

    People with this style take a logical, systematic approach to their work and pride themselves on accuracy.

  • i style

    People with this style are bold and driven. They describe themselves as risk-takers and like to be at the center of the action.

    S style

    People with this style are gentle and accommodating. They are patient with mistakes and very considerate of feelings.

  • D style

    People with this style are direct. They're outspoken with their opinions and aren't afraid to be forceful.

    i style

    People with this style are bold and driven. They describe themselves as risk-takers and like to be at the center of the action.

  • S style

    People with this style are gentle and accommodating. They are patient with mistakes and very considerate of feelings.

    C style

    People with this style take a logical, systematic approach to their work and pride themselves on accuracy.

Credentials

  • Everything DiSC® Authorized Partner
  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team®